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Mayor Jon Mitchell
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Mitchell To Follow Council Races Closely This Fall

Mayor Jon Mitchell says he expected to have an opponent this fall, and not having one will allow him to continue his focus on creating jobs and improving education in New Bedford.

But that doesn't mean the Mayor will be ignoring other races on the ballot

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New Bedford Election Contests Take Shape

Following Tuesday's deadline to submit nomination papers to the New Bedford Election Office, the 2013 campaign season is now shaping up in the Whaling City.  Here's a list of candidates.  (Note: * signifies incumbent)

Mayor of New Bedford

Jon Mitchell* (unopposed)
City Council Ward One

Jim Oliveira* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Two

Steve Martins* (unopposed)
City Councilor Ward Three

Henry Bousquet* (unopposed)
City Council Ward Four

Bruce Duarte*

Dana Ribeiro
City Council Ward Five

Dr

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Photo from JaneGonsalves.com

Jane Gonsalves Will Not Seek Re-Election

After twenty years in office, Ward 5 Councillor Jane Gonsalves says she will not seek re-election this year.

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Lopes Pushes for Independent Audit Of City Books

Ward Six City Councilor Joseph Lopes is pushing for a full-scale, independent audit of the city's finances. 

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CityOfNewBedfordMA, youtube

Mitchell Wants To Look At Curfew Proposal

Mayor Jon Mitchell is not ruling out establishing curfew zones in the City of New Bedford. 

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Mitchell: City Council “Playing Games” With School Budget

 

The New Bedford City Council has again tabled a request to transfer $3.5 million in free cash, to close a deficit in the School Department budget. 

When asked to react to the City Council's decision, Mayor Jon Mitchell said..."t

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City of New Bedford

City Councilors Air Concerns About Budget Plan

Members of the New Bedford City Council are taking issue with parts of Mayor Jon Mitchell's proposed $263-million budget. 

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Mayor Jon Mitchell
CityOfNewBedfordMA, youtube

Mitchell Criticizes School Transfer Delay

The Mayor of New Bedford and the City Council are scrapping again over School Department funding. 

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Council’s Finance Committee Approves $2 Million Transfer to School Dept.

The City Council's Finance Committee approves about $4 million worth of transfers from free cash to various city departments, including the school system.

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Alves Pushes For Soccer Field At Former Elco Dress Site

A New Bedford City Councilor is eyeing a former manufacturing site as a location for a new soccer field. 

Councilor David Alves has been an advocate for more soccer fields in New Bedford. 

He says the Elco Dress site off Church Street has been made available to developers several times, but no one has shown interest

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